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Two weeks post-op for big toe arthritis procedure

Sunday, November 23, 2014      4 comments

Hi all you brave Sparkies, 2 weeks after the operation on my big toe (cheilectomie due to arthritis), I am feeling a lot better. I had half the stitches taken out on Friday so most of that discomfort has gone now and I feel as if my foot belon... Read more

cheilectomy - or big toe arthritis procedure...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      5 comments

Hi all you brave Sparkies, I have had arthritis in the base joint of my right big toe for a number of years now. When I had a flare up I would hobble around for a few days, avoid climbing stairs like the plague and munch away on painkillers. ... Read more

Marleīs Melody

Sunday, September 14, 2014      5 comments

This morning there was a lovely breeze blowing here in North Kurdistan and I lay in the hammock, working on a short story that has been percolating for a few days. I tend to drift away into a little world of my own, and memories of things unconn... Read more

Moving People

Friday, August 01, 2014      3 comments

Hi, All You Brave Sparkies! In the early morning or early evening I often cycle down along the river to a lovely playground on an embankment. It has been newly renovated and an adult corner is now installed with an outdoor elliptical, a hip... Read more

looking at things from a different angle

Wednesday, July 09, 2014      5 comments

Hi all you brave Sparkies, living in Germany, I tend to use metric measurements for everything, which means I view weight loss or gain in kilos. As I am a slow loser but a fast gainer, I am constantly breaking the scales down into 100 gram in... Read more

Wobbles and blobs and a wild imagination .....

Wednesday, April 16, 2014      5 comments

I was away in Kurdistan for a fortnight recently and in spite of all the wonderful fruit and veg on offer, I did succumb to more than my share of the local flat bread ... Read more

Urfa in Kurdistan

Sunday, April 13, 2014      8 comments

On our latest travels to North Kurdistan we went for a day to see the sights of Urfa. We got caught in a sandstorm blowing in from the east in the late afternoon, but managed to see most of the highlights! This is part of the waterways set out n... Read more

Baltic Bliss!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014      6 comments

After a winter of too much work, an injured achilles tendon and not enough fun, I decided to go away for the weekend instead of blowing a fuse! My youngest daughter is helping restore an old farmhouse near the Baltic Sea in north-east Germany, a... Read more

My highlights of 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013      2 comments

As the year draws to a close, I am looking back on my personal highlights. First of all, I didīnt gain weight over the Christmas season for the first time in 10 years, so I steamed into 2013 full of enthusiasm. Read more

Greetings from Bremen

Sunday, December 22, 2013      2 comments

I am very lucky to live in Bremen, a city with a rich historic background. It was a damp, dark afternoon yesterday so I took my camera with me to motivate myself to walk an extra mile or two! The strange light brought out the beautiful atmospher... Read more

festive Bremen windows

Friday, December 13, 2013      4 comments

I work in a lovely area of Bremen where most of the houses were built between 1880 and 1930. Read more

Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces

Thursday, November 21, 2013      4 comments

Observing my life from different angles is an ongoing process - deciding to become stronger in mind and body is a current part of this. I wrote this little poem recently to reflect a shift towards closure with some things in the past and to allo... Read more

Fun with Marle!

Sunday, November 10, 2013      5 comments

On Friday DH and I went to say goodbye to my daughter, her partner and our granddaughter Marle (22 months) before they leave for a 2-month working holiday in New Zealand. We had a lovely afternoon doing fun, simple things: we sang togeth... Read more

Trip down Memory Lane!

Monday, October 21, 2013      3 comments

Last week I went on a beautiful trip to Ireland and it was a real walk down Memory Lane. As a kid I lived in Ireland with my family for 13 years. My parents bought a cheap old house up on a hill out on the peninsula of Howth, a area near Dublin.... Read more

I ran my first race for 40 years!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013      6 comments

Last week I put my name down to run 4,2km in the Hamburgīs Womens Race on Saturday afternoon. I saw it as a training run for the Womenīs Race in Bremen where I live in September. Anyway, about 450 women turned up to run either 4.2km or 8.4km - w... Read more


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